Have you ever consumed anything at $45000 a minute? In 2011 Sydney spent $650,000 on their NYE fireworks display. Last year it was over $7,000,000 or approximately $45,000 a minute. Its no wonder then that Sydney has quickly become world renown for her magnificent display of fireworks each and every NYE. With a money cant buy back drop and an atmosphere to die for, it certainly has become a popular addition to luxury Australia vacations. You need to be quick though if you are touring to Australia this year and want to secure your patch to see one of the best (Pyrotechnic) shows on earth. Here are my Top 5.
- Party Vibes are a plenty at the Opera Bar. Perched underneath the western forecourt of the Opera House, the Opera Bar provides a tremendous party atmosphere with exceptional views. Expect a younger set with plenty of dancing, music and the odd drink.
- One of the best Cocktail Parties in Sydney will be at the Quay Restaurant. Situated in the Green Room at Quay this New Years Eve, revellers will enjoy uninterrupted views to the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Guests will be treated to cocktails and sparkling wine on arrival followed by canapés and premium wines selected by Head Sommelier Amanda Yallop. Entertainment and dancing throughout the night will ensue with enviable positioning to watch the fireworks. The Sydney Opera House also offers a wonderful pre-performance dinner, Premium seats at an opera performance of your choice, a program, drink at interval, and the Midnight Party.
- For families it is hard to go past Taronga Zoo or for something a little special, make your way to Goat Island. Taronga Zoo at Mosman on Sydney’s North is well known for outstanding views of the harbour. Take a seat on the grassy hill overlooking the harbour and enjoy not only the fireworks but other things that go bump in the night from the nearby animals. Listen out for the odd trumpeting elephant or squawking chimpanzee adding to the excitement.Spectacularly positioned between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Balmain, Goat Island offers a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve experience. With front row views of the Harbour Bridge, you’ll be up close to the fireworks and all the Sydney Harbour action. Take a picnic and roll out your rug and settle in for an amazing night.
- One of the most popular activities for new years eve is a traditional harbour cruise. There are several options available so make sure you pick the right one. One of my favourites is the Starship Sydney. It is Sydneys largest cruising glass vessels and offers modern 3 metre high surround glass windows on each of its 3 enclosed levels. It offers the excellent unrestricted views and free flowing open spaces.For those wanting more of a private experience there are many private vessels available as well. From 20 foot runabouts to 100 foot super yachts. Hiring your very own private luxury vessel or superyacht will ensure a magical and unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience that you will forever treasure. Our friends at Sydney Harbour Exclusive have kindly listed a few boats that they still have available for charter.Sahana (featured below), Tango, Murcielago and Prometheus
- One of the least known but best views in the city has to be from the newly renovated Palisade Hotel. With uninterrupted 270 degree views from their roof top bar, the Palisade will offer something special for those prepared to pay. Their upper class and upper level Henry Deane restaurant offers a 3 course dinner package. The Palisade also houses small rooms that can be booked exclusively for an intimate get together with your pals.
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